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  • amysj303amysj303 Member Posts: 5,066 Member Member Posts: 5,066 Member
    Here is a good one:
    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/why-big-caloric-deficits-and-lots-of-activity-can-hurt-fat-loss.html

    It's called "why big caloric deficits and lots of activity can hurt fat loss" but we may never know why, we just know that it does:happy:
  • Krissy027Krissy027 Member Posts: 20 Member Member Posts: 20 Member
    http://nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/07/21/meet-staci-your-new-powerlifting-super-hero/

    for a look at the difference between a cardio queen at 117 and a powerlifter at 142.

    awesome article! thanks for posting. Super motivating!
  • wazertwazert Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    The Final Nail in the Cardio Coffin can still be found here:
    http://members.rachelcosgrove.com/public/The_Final_Nail_in_the_Cardio_Coffin.cfm

    Those t-nation links are not working anymore.

    THANKS!!!! This is making me rethink my exercise plan completely.
    Is it still efficient to do some elliptical if we pick the program that alternates low and high resistance?
  • amysj303amysj303 Member Posts: 5,066 Member Member Posts: 5,066 Member
    wazert, I think you are talking about HIIT, which is still recommended for fat burning.
  • wazertwazert Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    I will definitely do that next time I go to the gym. I have learned so much from reading the nerdfitness website today!! Thanks for the link!
  • amysj303amysj303 Member Posts: 5,066 Member Member Posts: 5,066 Member
    something to think about:
    "The Reverse Taper Diet " :

    The Theory of Fat Availability:
    •There is a set amount of fat that can be released from a fat cell.
    •The more fat you have, the more fat can be used as a fuel when dieting.
    •The less fat you have, the less fat can be used as a fuel when dieting.
    •Towards the end of a transformation, when body fat is extremely low you
    may not have enough fat to handle a large caloric deficit anymore.

    At the extreme low end, when your body fat cannot ‘keep up’ with the energy deficit
    you've imposed on your body, the energy MUST come from SOMEWHERE. This is
    when you are at risk of losing lean body mass during dieting (commonly referred to
    as ‘starvation mode’). This happens at extremely low levels of body fat, under 6% in
    men and 12% in women [Friedl K.E. J Appl Phsiol, 1994].

    The leaner you get the less your body has to draw from and then you have to up your calories. There is no such thing as starvation mode for women over 12% body fat or men over 6% body fat.
  • lilac_meddowlilac_meddow Member Posts: 22 Member Posts: 22
    http://nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/07/21/meet-staci-your-new-powerlifting-super-hero/

    for a look at the difference between a cardio queen at 117 and a powerlifter at 142.

    HOLY CRAP! This is amazing. I'm going to make my boyfriend read it. He's a runner and love it but he's also said more than once that he'd like to gain a little more muscle!
  • jellybirdjellybird Member, Premium Posts: 37 Member Member, Premium Posts: 37 Member
    Thank you for this great list!
  • suzyroonsuzyroon Member Posts: 4 Member Posts: 4
    Oh, I realized I have not added this one:
    http://www.mybodygallery.com/
    My Body Gallery is where you can look at women who post their pics with their height and weight.
    Sometimes it's a good reminder that a certain weight looks very different on different women. It might also help you to see whether your goal weight is realistic.

    I just checked out this website and it really has opened my eyes to 'Real Women'. I see what you mean about how different shaped women can look so totally different. Thanks x
  • raneezaraneeza Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    This article provided so much insight to weight lifting and the diet that should accompany it. Thank you so much for sharing this. Since I'm lifting a lot of weights, I know realize that I am eating way too little!
  • raneezaraneeza Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    http://nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/07/21/meet-staci-your-new-powerlifting-super-hero/

    for a look at the difference between a cardio queen at 117 and a powerlifter at 142.

    This article provided so much insight to weight lifting and the diet that should accompany it. Thank you so much for sharing this. Since I'm lifting a lot of weights, I know realize that I am eating way too little!
  • odillehayodillehay Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    Thanks for the info on Skinny Fat. I didn't realize it until now, but that's definitely the term for me! I'm within a "healthy" weight range for my height, but I'm pudgy in areas. I always thought that cardio was key, but it turns out that strength training and healthy eating habits are the answer!
  • ndcwgrlhbndcwgrlhb Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Thanks for the good information!
  • katejkelleykatejkelley Member Posts: 857 Member Member Posts: 857 Member
    I'll have to check out these sites - thanks for posting!
  • peruviaperuvia Member Posts: 2 Member Posts: 2
    hi everyone my name is alli and i just started my log about 5 days ago slowly getting better once i realized the overtake of calories i was consuming wow! how is everyone?
  • sarahslim100sarahslim100 Member Posts: 491 Member Posts: 491
  • sjconnellysjconnelly Member Posts: 2 Member Posts: 2
    Thanks so much for the links asjerven!
    I am new to MFP and looking to tone! I've only looked at your link for fitness black book and that has answered so many questions! I cannot wait to take a look at the others!

    Thanks for giving me a great outlook on what this site has to offer! :)
  • ppdesppdes Member Posts: 98 Member Member Posts: 98 Member
    Thanks a lot
  • MotivatedDevlin2013MotivatedDevlin2013 Member Posts: 2 Member Posts: 2
    asjerven, thanks for posting the helpful links. I cannot wait to check them out. I am new to MFP and looking forward to getting in shape and becoming happier and healthier. :)
  • dpzitodpzito Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    The YouTube channel, FitnessBlender is great for workouts when you don't want to leave your home to go to the gym. I would recommend taking a look at what they have!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender?feature=watch
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